Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Drawing Help?

  1. #1

    Default Drawing Help?

    This might seem weird, but bear with me. I like doing activities with my almost 3.5 year old. One thing we do is I have those blank books from the target dollar isles and I write stories with her. She will dictate a story and I'll write it on the page then she will draw the pictures/scribble in colors.

    This has worked great. Mind you the stories aren't usually coherent and Yada Yada but she has enjoyed doing it and I save her "books".

    Anyhow, recently she dictated a sentence to me about a paw patrol character. I wrote the sentence and she grabbed her pink crayon and drew circles and said "that's skye. " I told her very good! And then she said "that doesn't look like Skye. How do I draw skye?" And I told her that was wonderful for Skye and she told me no. That's a circle.

    Then she stopped and I asked about the next page, and she talked about the story but refused to draw anything. She wanted to be done so I let her.

    I was not really planning on "teaching " her to draw at this young age, but it would appear she is no longer accepting drawing things that don't look like what she's drawing in her head.

    This is a girl that loves crafts and making things. Does anyone know of a very very basic drawing book?

    I don't have a lot of art skill but to help her out I was trying to think of basic things I can teach her-drawing a horizontal line across the page and the top is a blue sky, bottom green grass. Yellow circle for sun. Maybe teach her to draw a square or triangle instead of just circles. I don't really know how to proceed so I'm taking some stabs in the dark. I wasn't expecting a sudden refusal to draw 😑

    Any advise is appreciated. I loved her scribble art.

  2. T4L In Forum Aug19
  3. #2

    Default

    Drawing with Children by Mona Brookes may be useful for you to check out.
    Kids are so much more than a test score.
    Qualities not measured by a test: creativity, persistence, curiosity, humor, self-discipline, empathy, humility and so many more!

  4. #3

    Default

    I tried a half dozen "how to draw with children" books. The series Draw Write Now is the one I like best.... they guide you step by step drawing assorted scenes, give you the tools for drawing those elements on their own and making good drawings.

    3.5 might be a little young, yet.

    We do those Ed Emberley Thumbprint drawing books, and look on youtube for how to draw Powerpuffs, or whatever she is looking for. I memorized how to draw Minions this way.

    https://www.amazon.com/Emberleys-Com...words=emberley
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

  5. #4

    Default

    Thanks I looked up the drawing with kids book. Based off reviews it seems a bit curriculum like? But I found a few drawing books after reading the reviews of it (someone would recommend this book that would lead me to that one).

    I found a few books with people complaining the drawings were way too basic for a 5 year old that I'm optimistic about.

    Alex's mom I'm about to follow your links now

    I also taught her to draw a line across the page and color the grass green and sun a yellow circle and then the sky blue. She took a blue crayon and colored a big blue blob and was happy with that.

    She also made me draw a skye for her (I did it as basic as I could with circles and lines for legs in a pink crayon and a face) and she was very happy with the vague "dog-like structure."

    I'm thinking I need to teach her a couple shapes and then just how to combine them. 2 circles next to each other for a head and a body. I think that might be "good enough" for her to draw again...

  6. #5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by alexsmom View Post
    I tried a half dozen "how to draw with children" books. The series Draw Write Now is the one I like best.... they guide you step by step drawing assorted scenes, give you the tools for drawing those elements on their own and making good drawings.

    3.5 might be a little young, yet.

    We do those Ed Emberley Thumbprint drawing books, and look on youtube for how to draw Powerpuffs, or whatever she is looking for. I memorized how to draw Minions this way.

    https://www.amazon.com/Emberleys-Com...words=emberley
    This is perfect. I'm in love. I saw the cover and added it! Super simple but she'll be able to make things look a little more drawn than just a circle
    Thank you!

  7. #6

    Default

    We have a bunch of How to Draw Pets/Animals/Princesses/People etc books by Barbara Soloff Levy. They work great for young kids and artistically challenged parents (me ).
    mom to 3 girls: DD10, DD9, DD6

  8. #7

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Oksana View Post
    We have a bunch of How to Draw Pets/Animals/Princesses/People etc books by Barbara Soloff Levy. They work great for young kids and artistically challenged parents (me ).
    It's funny you should mention it: of the 6 books I have in my cart: 3 are Barbara soloff levy, 2 are ed emberley (1 thanks to pp) and then I found 1 by Thomas nelson: my first I can draw.

    I think between these we should be set so I can help her draw stuff that will look close enough to satisfy her.

    Thanks everyone

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About us

SecularHomeschool.com was created to provide information, resources, and a place to share and connect with secular homeschoolers across the world. Secularhomeschool.com aims to be your one-stop shop for all things homeschool! We will be highlighting information about wonderful secular homeschool resources, and keeping you up to date with what is going on in the world of secular homeschooling. But that is only the beginning. SHS is your playground. A place to share the things that are important to you. A place to create and join groups that share your interests. A place to give and get advice. There are no limits to what you can do at Secular Homeschool, so join today and help build the community you have always wanted.

SecularHomeschool.com is a community and information source where secular homeschoolers ARE the majority. It is the home for non-religious homeschoolers, eclectic homeschoolers, freethinking homeschoolers AND anyone interested in homeschooling irrespective of religion. This site is an INCLUSIVE community that recognizes that homeschoolers choose secular homeschool materials and resources for a variety of reasons and to accomplish a variety of personal and educational goals. Although SecularHomeschool.com, and its members, have worked hard to compile a comprehensive directory of secular curricula, it does not attest that all materials advertised on our site, in our newsletters, or on our social media profiles are 100% secular. Rather, SecularHomeschool.com respects the aptitude of each individual homeschool parent to fully research any curriculum before acquiring it, to ensure that it holistically meets the educational, personal, and philosophical goals of each homeschooler.

Join us
Drawing Help?